Shadab, Malik lead Pakistan to six-wicket win over West Indies

Published: March 26, 2017
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Lendl Simmons drags one back onto the stumps off Shadab Khan, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Bridgetown, March 26, 2017.
PHOTO COURTESY: AFP

Lendl Simmons drags one back onto the stumps off Shadab Khan, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Bridgetown, March 26, 2017. PHOTO COURTESY: AFP

Debutant Shadab Khan and veteran Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan take 1-0 lead in the four-match series after beating West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday.

After opting to field first, Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition’s sensation 18-year-old Shadab produced the most economical bowling spell by a bowler on his debut in the shortest format of the game to restrict hosts to just 111 for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

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Islamabad United leg-spinner gave away just seven runs and claimed three wickets in his four overs, as Carlo Brathwaite’s men never managed to keep run-rate in excess of six runs per over.

Brathwaite finished the innings with the top score of 34 off 27 balls, which included two fours and two massive sixes.

Chasing just 112 to win, Men in Green were in spot of bother after losing three wickets for just 49 runs in the ninth over.

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However, experienced Malik joined young Babar Azam to make sure Green Caps will go over the line with 17 balls to spare.

Malik finished the innings with the top score of 38 not off just 29 balls, whereas Babar scored 29 off 30 balls.

For West Indies, all-rounder Jason Holder claimed two, whereas leg-spinner Samuel Badree and captain Brathwaite picked a wicket each.

For his outstanding bowling performance on debut, Shadab was awarded man of the match.

PAK 115-4 (17.1 overs)

FOUR! And that’s it. Pakistan win the first T20I by six wickets.

Holder to continue.

So that’s it everyone. Do join us on Thursday for the second T20I. Till then, it’s goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.

PAK 111-4 (17 overs)

Eleven off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Brathwaite to continue.

PAK 100-4 (16 overs)

Just five off the over.

Narine to continue.

PAK 95-4 (15 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.

Jason Holder to start his new over.

PAK 86-3 (14 overs)

Ten off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Kieron Pollard to start his first over.

PAK 76-3 (13 overs)

Eight off the over.

Williams to continue.

PAK 68-3 (12 overs)

Just six off the over.

Narine to continue.

PAK 62-3 (11 overs)

Six off the over.

Kesrick Williams to start his first over.

PAK 56-3 (10 overs)

Six runs off the over.

Sunil Narine to start his new over.

PAK 50-3 (9 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Brathwaite to continue.

PAK 47-2 (8 overs)

Just three off the over.

Badree to continue.

PAK 44-2 (7 overs)

Just four off the over.

Captain Carlos Brathwaite to start his first over.

PAK 40-2 (6 overs)

Eleven runs and a wicket off the over.

Badree to continue.

PAK 29-1 (5 overs)

Eight runs and a wicket off the over.

Jason Holder to continue.

PAK 21-0 (4 overs)

Just three of the over.

Badree to continue.

PAK 18-0 (3 overs)

Just five off the over.

Sunil Narine to start his first over.

PAK 13-0 (2 overs)

Six off the over.

Jason Holder to start his first over.

PAK 7-0 (1 over)

Seven off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

So it’s Ahmad Shahzad and Kamran Akmal to open for Pakistan, whereas leg-spinner Samuel Badree will begin for West Indies.

So that’s it every one. We will take a short break and join you for the second-half.

WI 111-8 (20 overs)

OUT! Sohail Tanvir gets the wickets on the final ball of the innings.

Sohail Tanvir to bowl the final over.

WI 105-7 (19 overs)

Fourteen off the over. Rare good over for West Indies.

Wahab Riaz to continue.

WI 91-7 (18 overs)

Just six off the over.

Hasan Ali to continue.

WI 85-7 (17 overs)

Eleven runs and a wicket off the over.

Wahab Riaz to continue.

WI 74-6 (16 overs)

Just seven off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

WI 67-6 (15 overs)

Just seven off the over.

Sohail Tanvir to start his new over.

WI 60-6 (14 overs)

Just two off the over. Brilliant stuff from the youngster.

Shadab to bowl his final over.

WI 58-6 (13 overs)

Just seven off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.

WI 51-6 (12 overs)

Just two off the over.

Shadab to continue.

WI 49-6 (11 overs)

Just five and a wicket off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his second over.

WI 44-5 (10 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.

Shadab to continue.

WI 42-4 (9 overs)

Just four off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his first over.

WI 38-4 (8 overs)

Two runs and a wicket. What a start for the youngster.

Young Shadab Khan to start his first over.

WI 37-2 (7 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over. Great stuff from the left-armer.

Imad Wasim to start his third over.

WI 34-1 (6 overs)

Just six off the over.

Sohail Tanvir to continue.

WI 28-1 (5 overs)

Eight runs off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his first over.

WI 20-1 (4 overs)

Just two off the over.

Sohail Tanvir to start his first over.

WI 18-1 (3 overs)

Six runs and a wicket. Good one for Pakistan.

Imad Wasim to continue.

WI 12-0 (2 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for West Indies.

Mohammad Hafeez to start his first over.

WI 3-0 (1 over)

Just three off the over. A good one for Pakistan

So it’s Evin Lewis and Chadwick Walton to open for West Indies, whereas Imad Wasim to start for Pakistan.

Toss: The news from the center is that Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bowl first.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Fiz
    Mar 26, 2017 - 10:15PM

    Good start pak. Keep it up.Recommend

  • Fiz
    Mar 26, 2017 - 11:13PM

    112 runs should be a piece of cake for pak.Recommend

  • Fiz
    Mar 27, 2017 - 12:55AM

    Congrats. First win n more to come, inshallah.Recommend

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